From Red Hill and New Farm to Woolloongabba and West End, Brisbane’s inner suburbs are blessed with a close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the CBD and are often home to some of the city’s hottest property.
Whether you are moving from interstate or Brisbane’s outer areas, below you’ll find some tips on how to make the move that much easier.
The closer you get to the city, the more likely it is that your living spaces will be smaller. This change can pose some difficulties, especially if you are coming from a large house or are used to having plenty of storage space. Eliminate this issue by having a huge spring clean where you dispose of items that you don’t use or need. To get started, arm yourself with three boxes (one labelled ‘store’, one labelled ‘throw’, and one labelled ‘donate’). Then go from room to room, assessing each of your possessions (without being sentimental!). If you’re struggling to make decisions, the infographic to the right will help you make those tough calls.
Along with decluttering, downsizing your belongings will make your move simpler and potentially cheaper, as you save on transport costs. Furniture is a great place to start; instead of a corner lounge, you may need to look at a two or three-seater sofa, and instead of a dining table that seats eight, you could opt for a dining table with six seats. Multi-functional furniture will also help when it comes to saving space; think of ottomans that open up to reveal storage space, sofa beds, and extendable tables.
Reassess Your Lifestyle
If you’re moving closer to the city, you may need to reassess your day-to-day life. Will you be closer to work? Do you need to keep your car or can you get by with public transport? What sort of amenities are nearby? Will you need to keep your gym membership if you have plenty of walkways and parklands to take advantage of? Have a think about how living in Brisbane’s inner suburbs will affect things.
Make New Relationships Beforehand
To make your transition as stress-free as possible, you need to think ahead to your life once you’ve moved in. Will you need to establish ties with a new doctor, dentist, bank or vet, if you have pets? Feeling as though you have a network of relationships in your new area will make you feel more grounded.
Start Getting Excited
Moving house can be thrilling, tiring, overwhelming and a little bit scary. As you walk around your new home and new area, it’s perfectly natural to feel out of sorts. One of the best ways to banish homesickness and feel connected to your area is to do your research beforehand and start getting excited about all the new restaurants, cafés, parks, cinemas and shops you’ll have access to!
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